Yes, I know Halloween was a month ago and most of you are already filled with Christmas cheer decorating your tree. But October was such a fun month, so bah humbug. Im blogging my favorite holiday anyways. At least its not December yet, right?
Ricker and Cher had their annual Halloween Party and it was one for the books. They made their legendary chili and the most addicting caramel apples ever.
The house was looking extra SppOOoooky this year with Ricker's new fog machine.
We played games and had the annual costume contest. It was so fun!
Here are some of the costumes...
The Avatars looked SO real!!
Peter Pan & Tinker Belle
Mr. Incredible & Syndrome!!
Roman always thinks of the best costumes!
You dont look this good with ordinary face paint. Thats house paint folks.
Ricker's Italian meats
Witch riding her broom:)
King Triton and Ariel
(Have I mentioned how good of a sport my husband is???
Or how hot he looks in gold spandex???)
We cleaned up in the games!! My luckiest year yet:)
The Elders at the party
What a fun party!
The fam also went on the Halloween Cruise down the Provo River. It was really fun.
After the cruise!
We also went to The Haunted Forrest with a bunch of friends.
It was so fun until...
I gave Danny a black eye. Lets just say I spook easily.
Also in October Ricker celebrated his 62nd birthday THEE only way with...
Boomer was born December 1991 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The Smart Family (Rachel & Roxanne) immediately fell in love and decided/begged Ricker til he caved, to adopt Boomer as one of their own.
Boomer was an especially small pup being a miniature dachsund, on top of that he was runt of the litter. To give you a reference point....
He was small:)
As a young pup Boomer was fortunate to play with his twin brother, Buddy Butterfield, who lived just across the street. He enjoyed running up and down 200 North chasing birds and hunting snakes. At times his 3 inch legs just seemed a blur.
Similar to a cat, Boomer had nine lives. Whether it was taking on a huge German Shepherd or drinking antifreeze, Boomer lived life on the wild side.
Boomer was a very righteous dog praying on his haunches with paws folded at every family prayer. He was also a very giving dog. His favorite thing in winter was laying by the heater vent. When Boldie was born he was glad to scooch a cheek and share the warmth.
Other favorite pastimes include sleeping behind our legs and drinking sugar water from the Christmas tree stand.
Boomer is preceded in death by Buddy Butterfield (brother and fellow wiener dog), Jersey Smart (the cat), & Quillbur Qwilliam Smart (the hedgehog).
Boomer is survived by cousins Boulder William Smart and Stitch Jamal Elder.
Boomer had a very happy disposition and always appeared to be smiling. He was always happy to see you. Boomer Smart was a great companion and will be missed greatly by our family.
This month I have been thinking of all the things I am grateful for in my life.
I feel blessed to be able to look out my classroom window everyday and see this beautiful sight.
Im grateful for mountains.
Especially, Mount Timpanogos.
I took this photo a couple weeks after this semester started because it was such an odd sight. I could hardly recognize the landscape without any snow on it. Timp has snow, at least on it's peaks, almost all year round. There are only a few weeks you will find it looking like this. It looks beautiful, but definitely different.
This is the Timp I recognize. I think we'll be seeing a lot of this in the near future.